Provence, without a doubt the most known and most touristic region of France. And that’s kind of logical: The mountains, rivers, fields of lavender and sunflowers are so incredibly beautiful. And in the south you can visit the Mediterranean sea with its pretty little villages. The weather is almost always warm and sunny, you’ll have a great vacation! What to do in Provence? Read along for all travel tips.
The departments in Provence are: Ardèche, Drôme, Bouches-du-Rhône, Vaucluse, Var and Gard.
In Provence you’ll find many famous cities as Avignon, Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence and Nice. All interesting and pretty cities with both historical as modern assets. Also, the famous seaside towns St. Tropez and Cannes are located in Provence. If you spend your holidays in this region you can fill up a lot of your time visiting this authentic villages.
The nature side of Provence is very divers. The purple-blue lavender fields and golden sunflowers are of course widely known, but there is so much more than that. In the north parts you’ll find vineyards to visit. In addition, there is Mont Ventoux, the ‘bare’ mountain. The various rivers provide cooling refreshing water, in particular the Gorges du Verdon: a super deep river gorge that you can sail through with a kayak. In the far south you can visit the Calanques of Cassis, where you will find the most incredible blue creeks of France. At the nature area Camargue, you can spot flamingos and wild horses.
Provence is an ideal region to visit by bike. Bike on the Via Rhôna, a route especially for bikes along the Rhone river. You’ll be able to cycle safely and as it is mostly flat, it’s perfect for families. Kayaking is also a favorite activity of many tourists. There are several options to do kayaking, each of them with it’s own charm. Also visit the caves, waterfalls and authentic villages. And don’t forget to visit the ‘Petit Colorado Provence’, an ocher quarry of red sand with beautiful plains and hills.
There is always something to do in Provence. Make cool and unique memories and book a guided tour. Below a selection from the range: